"Subtle and lulling, her voice is the sound you’d hear in a forest haunted by benevolent ghosts." Performing in Northern BC and Northwest Alberta April 2019
“Dana Wylie is a bright light from the great west...her singing is brimming with soul and songs and their great arrangements are unique and strong... Her ideas are elegant and classic—but also unbound by genre...I can’t wait to hear her again ” — Colin Linden
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous house concert network is thrilled to present Dana Wylie on the ‘Northwest Trail’ house concert series this April. Wylie is touring the Northern BC and Northwest Alberta region. The Northwest Trail tour kicks off March 31 in. Full schedule is below, and at https://homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/dana-wylie/.
Northwest Trail Dates - Dana Wylie March 31, 2019Prince George, BC April 2, 2019Chetwynd, BC April 3, 2019Cotillion, AB April 4, 2019Goodfare, AB April 5, 2019MacKenzie, BC April 6, 2019Prince George, BC April 7, 2019Fraser Lake, BC April 9, 2019Smithers, BC April 10, 2019Prince Rupert, BC April 11, 2019Hazelton, BC April 12, 2019Burns Lake, BC April 13, 2019Vanderhoof, BC April 14, 2019Miworth, BC To attend any of these shows, please contact Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous HERE or via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (204) 480-3380, Toll-free in Canada: 1 (866) 925-6889. The full Home Routes schedule can be accessed online at homeroutes.ca. About “Wylie shows the intuitive grace, smart, lyrical economy, and the ability to find insights in everything or anything that you expect of a mature songwriter.” – Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal
“[Dana Wylie] stands out from the pack with the maturity of her musical vision, which combines elements of folk, pop, and jazz…she’s the only artist this critic has felt comfortable comparing favourably to Joni Mitchell in the scope of her talent EVER.” – Barry Hammond, Penguin Eggs Magazine
Dana Wylie is a singer of rare gift and a dedicated crafter of deeply felt and sharply observed songs. Praised for being as dexterous with words as she is with her guitar, piano and remarkably powerful voice, she writes with equal parts craft and passion; as Roger Levesque of the Edmonton Journal put it, "Wylie shows the intuitive grace, smart, lyrical economy, and the ability to find insights in everything or anything that you expect of a mature songwriter.”
Cutting short a promising career in the Canadian theatre scene at the age of 23, Dana decided musicians were her tribe. She moved to the unlikely locale of Taiwan, where she cut her teeth playing with jug bands, blues bands, bluegrass bands and cover bands, singing jazz in hotel lounges, and doing some of the most bizarre corporate gigs you could possibly imagine. Moving to the UK in 2005, she formed her own band and toured steadfastly for five years, releasing three critically-praised albums in the process. She then landed back in Canada in 2010 to pursue graduate studies in musicology at the University of Alberta. Having developed a profound affinity for traditional folk music in the UK, Dana immersed herself in the Folkways Records collection, which was gifted to the university by Moses Asch in 1985. She served as programming/community outreach co-ordinator for folkwaysAlive! in 2016/17, and continues to programme and host its annual Women of Folkways concert.
Dana released her fifth record, The Earth That You’re Made Of, in October 2017. After fifteen-odd years of eclectic and wandering musical adventures, she has crafted a group of songs rich with the grounded but revelatory wisdom of the pilgrim who has finally found her way home; journalist, broadcaster, and festival director Peter North described the album as “one of the finest contemporary roots recordings to have ever been produced in Alberta, period.”
"Subtle and lulling, her voice is the sound you’d hear in a forest haunted by benevolent ghosts." – Michael Dunn, BeatRoute Magazine
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